HEC com­piles PhD Coun­try Direc­tory

The Pak Banker - - National -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) has com­piled in­for­ma­tion of PhD de­grees awarded by Pak­istani uni­ver­si­ties since 1947.

PhD Coun­try Direc­tory (PCD) which is ac­ces­si­ble through HEC web­site, pro­vides in­for­ma­tion such as name of scholar, sub­ject, ti­tle, year of award of de­gree, name of su­per­vi­sor, in­sti­tu­tion as well as in­for­ma­tion of one paper pub­li­ca­tion, a manda­tory re­quire­ment prior to award of PhD de­gree awarded af­ter 2009. The com­pi­la­tion of in­for­ma­tion about re­search work by PhD schol­ars at Pak­istani uni­ver­si­ties has be­come pos­si­ble due to co­op­er­a­tion of all the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions.

The PhD records since 1930 (25 PhD records pro- duced be­fore 1947 by Uni­ver­sity of Pun­jab) have also been en­listed in PCD. In Oc­to­ber 2010, the to­tal num­ber of PhD de­grees recorded in PCD reached up to 6560.

More­over, Pak­istan Re­search Repos­i­tory (PRR) is an on­line repos­i­tory web­site, which main­tains a dig­i­tal ar­chive of all PhD the­sis pro­duced in­dige­nously to pro­mote the in­tel­lec­tual out­put of Pak­istani in­sti­tu­tions at in­ter­na­tional level. The Repos­i­tory is cur­rently hold­ing more than 2800 full text the­sis whereas more than 800 the­sis are in t he process of dig­i­ti­za­tion while 200 are in the process of up­load­ing.

The ul­ti­mate ob­jec­tive of this ef­fort is to com­pile col­lec­tive re­search out­put of all PhD schol­ars of the coun­try and to fa­cil­i­tate re­searchers and other stake­hold­ers. -App

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